I am trying SO hard not to Google. Ugh...it's not easy.
Here's my situation. I know I have posted a few times in the past regarding leg pain and my fear of blood clots. I am at a higher risk of getting them due to the Factor V Leiden gene I have.
Anyway, here is what I am experiencing. I should say that the last two days I have worked out on our elliptical machine for 30 minutes each day. I had no pain whatsoever. I did my 30 minutes today with no problem. However, later this afternoon, I felt this pain in my lower calf right above my ankle every time I walked. It feels like a tight muscle but then again it doesn't. It doesn't hurt as much when I'm sitting but I feel it when I stand on it or walk. It also hurts to push in that area but there is no redness, heat or swelling.
Should I be as worried sick as I am right now? I really hate this. I just wish it would go away. I'm concerned that I did something that caused a clot while I was exercising.
That is what happened with my dad. He was exercising doing a stress test and apparently that dislodged a clot in his calf. He had extreme pain for a couple of days, especially when he walked and then it moved to his lungs but they were able to catch it in time.
You can see why I have such a concern. Please let me know your thoughts. I am just nauseous with worry.